Twitter is testing a new option for its platform, which would allow users to avoid negative discussions by leaving a conversation.
The new ‘Leave This Conversation’ option will let users untag themselves from a discussion. It will also prevent them from being tagged in the conversation again. Furthermore, users will not receive notifications about a specific thread that they have left.
This new option is part of Twitter’s 'Unmention Yourself' process, which is also currently being tested. Such features are handy, as they can allow users to save themselves from the distress that certain discussions on the platform can cause.
Over time, Twitter has been working on several tweet control and management options, such as the ability to mute keywords and users, control who can reply to your tweets, and updated alerts on comments that can be offensive.
Such tools can be helpful and practical to use on a social platform like Twitter, where discussions can escalate quickly, leading to difficulty dealing with negative mentions in threads.